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Lathom House – once the pride of Lancashire was turned into a ruin

This week's nostalgia column looks at the building's history

Firms battle it out in business awards

Fairbanks Environmental team from Skelmersdale
Eight West Lancashire companies are up for BIBA accolade

Calls to back the living wage in West Lancashire

38.2% of West Lancs workers currently earn less than £7.65 per hour

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Lathom House – once the pride of Lancashire was turned into a ruin

This week's nostalgia column looks at the building's history

Fairbanks Environmental team from Skelmersdale

Firms battle it out in business awards

Eight West Lancashire companies are up for BIBA accolade

Calls to back the living wage in West Lancashire

38.2% of West Lancs workers currently earn less than £7.65 per hour

Relive the Burscough FA Trophy 2003 final victory

Burscough were the smallest side ever to win the FA Trophy in 2003

World War One memorabilia found by Andrew Keith

Ormskirk businessman finds letter written by WW1 soldier

The letter, which is dated 1916, was found during a house clear out

Nostalgia: September 1983: Croston celebrates the 700th anniversary of its charter

AS CROSTON gets ready to celebrate the festive holiday, the Advertiser heads back 28 years to when the Village celebrated 700 years of the Croston Charter.

Nostalgia: June 1994: Edge Hill College students wait for their results

AFTER Edge Hill University was awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool last week, Nostalgia heads back 17 years to when the then Edge Hill College announced student results for that year.

Nostalgia: August 1982: Prince William pub on Ashurst Beacon

PUB regulars at the Prince William in Dalton had a great time raising a toast to their more famous namesake.

Nostalgia: May 1994: Dave Smith sells Wrightington motocycle business to Keith Mason

THIS week Nostalgia heads back to May 1994 to recall the day when a motorbike business changed hands after more than 30 years of being run by the same man.

Advertiser Nostalgia: March 1982: Edge Hill students protest on the streets of Ormskirk

AS student protests against tuition fees took place in London last week, Nostalgia takes a look back at the student protests of 1982 involving Edge Hill College (now Edge Hill University).

Advertiser Nostalgia: 1982: West Lancashire children help raise cash for the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC

THIS week Nostalgia looks back to 1982 when two youngsters were out raising funds for charity.

Advertiser Memories: Tiddles the cat from Tarleton celebrates his 21st birthday in same week as Princess Diana

THIS week Nostalgia goes back to July 1982 when Tiddles the cat celebrated coming of age at around the same time as the future Princess of Wales.

April 1994: Anne Dalton waits for critics’ verdict on Her Benny

THIS week Nostalgia goes back to April 1994 when writer Anne Dalton was nervously awaiting the reaction from theatre critics to the revised version of her musical Her Benny at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

Ormskirk actor Bill Murphy was looking for fellow thespians to join him

THIS week Nostalgia takes a step into Ormskirk’s theatrical past.

March 1983: 1st Ormskirk Boys Brigade comes of age

THIS week Nostalgia looks back to March 1983 when the 1st Ormskirk Company of the Boys’ Brigade came of age.

Nostalgia: Advertiser looks at Rev Nigel Sands book The Skelmersdale Story

LAST week we reported on West Lancashire Council’s moves to start celebrating the 50th anniversary of Skelmersdale New Town.

1994: West Lancashire residents Paul Cowap and Mike Abram achieve their driving ambitions

THIS week Nostalgia goes back to 1994 when the Advertiser reported on people achieving their driving ambitions.

August 1982: Long-serving Ormskirk church members celebrate their voluntary work

THIS week Nostalgia goes back to August 1982 and celebrates two women, after dedicating fifty years of their lives to the community.

May 1983: Skelmersdale Model Aircraft Club are flying high

THIS week Nostalgia is going back to May 1983 and looking at what was a very popular pastime in the local area.

1994: Horsepower was the hot topic of the day

THIS week Nostalgia is looking back to 1994 when equestrian enthusiasts were really shaking up a stir.

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